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Auditions/­Rehearsals

Oratorio Society of Queens, under the direction of David Close, invites singers to join in its 75th anniversary celebration. Mondays, 7:45 p.m. North Presbyterian Church, Flushing. No choral experience necessary. 460-0726.

Community Singers of Queens welcomes all voices for its spring concert. Mondays, 8-10 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, 42-15 165th St., Flushing. 658-1021.

Youth choral group for ages 9-16. Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m. The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Adult choral group. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. The Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Senior Theater Acting Repertory welcomes seniors interested in acting. Wednesdays, Fridays. 347-2310 or Stan Guttman at 224-2729.

Barbershop Harmony Society Queens chapter seeks men who enjoy singing. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 74-15 175th St., Flushing. 468-8416.

Classes

Kids' painting workshops. Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. The Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

Portrait class. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 428-1859.

Drawing and painting. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

Portrait drawing for novices taught by Esther Kirchevsly. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 268-5960.

Chinese painting. Fridays, 1 p.m. Bayside Senior Center, 210-10 Union Turnpike. 479-6071.

Drama/acting for kids. Ages 10-12, Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; ages 13-17, Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Concerts

Jamaica Market Jazz Season opens with Harold Ousley & A Circle of Friends. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Jamaica Market, Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St. 297-4708.

Brooks & Dunn. Sunday, 3 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-333-7228.

Queens Symphony Orchestra presents "Doomed Love" with guest artists Sandra Lopex, soprano; Eduardo Valdez, tenor. Sunday, 4 p.m. Queensborough Community College, 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, Bayside. 326-4455.

Klezmer Jam Session. Bring musical instruments, your voice and ears for night of spontaneous music. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. The Astoria Center of Israel, 27-35 Crescent St. 278-2680.

Pianist/Singer Gary Negbaur presents "A Night of Love Songs." Feb. 14, 8 p.m.-midnight. Omonia Cafe, 32-20 Broadway, Astoria. 274-6650.

Jazz vocalist Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch performs jazz and inspirational music with pianist Donald Smith, bassist Rachiim Ausar Sahu, drummer Mark Johnson as part of Passport to Music series. Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music, 42-76 Main St., Flushing. 461-8910.

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kazimierz Kord. Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band performs "A Salute to Satchmo." Feb. 17, 3 p.m. Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 631-6311.

String Quartet Series features Jeanne Galway with the Cassatt String Quartet. Feb. 17, 3 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna. Feb. 17, 3 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-333-7228.

Tony Bennett. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-333-7228.

Dancing

Annual '50s Dance starring Randy and the Rainbows. Sponsored by Fathers' Guild. St. Francis Preparatory High School, 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows. Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 423-8810 for tickets.

Line dancing. 7:15-9 p.m. ANIBC Center, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside. Music by Kicken Up Country. No partner needed. 939-4936.

Line dance lessons. Mondays, 3 p.m.; Fridays, 1 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Country line dancing classes. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. beginners; 8-9:30 p.m. intermediate. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Israeli and folk dance class with Rae and George Nemoviche. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sisterhood of Bay Terrace Jewish Center. 428-6363.

Ballroom dancing. Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Charisma Ballroom, 71-46 Main St., Flushing. 268-2800.

Ballroom dancing. Fridays, 2 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8179.

Irish dancing lessons with all-Ireland dancing champion Niall O'Leary. Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Yeats' Tavern, 42-24 Bell Blvd., Bayside. 212-726-1602.

Discussion Groups

Call for Open Dialogue. African, Latino-American writers and artists plan writers/artists coalition. Sunday, 3-6 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Events

Slide presentation. "ZEP TEPI ... Beside & Beyond Orthodox Egyptology" with Professor Yaa Lenghi Ngemi deals with unknown legacy of math, technology, science, engineering. Sunday, 4 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc. 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Mardi Gras celebration features buffet dinner, dancing, games, raffles, costume contest for kids and adults. Tuesday, 7 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, 164-02 Goethals Ave., Jamaica. Reservations required. 464-7345.

Read Aloud IV. Share your original stories. Feb. 14, 1 p.m. Sisterhood of Temple Israel of Jamaica, 188th Street and Grand Central Parkway, Holliswood. 776-4400.

Movies shown Fridays, 12:15 p.m. Community Education Resource Center, 51-60 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck. 423-8174.

Queens Jazz Trail tour. First Saturday of month, 10 a.m. Three-hour tour departs Flushing Town Hall. Jazz music and videos of America's jazz legends performing played on trolley while tour guide Cobi Knight explains jazz history in Queens. 463-7700.

Classical music meets. Fourth Tuesday of month, 11 a.m. The Tuesday Morning Club of Douglaston, Community Church of Douglaston, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway. 224-2597.

Exhibits/D­emonstrati­ons

"Echoes of a New Millennium" features works by 36 Queens Council on the Arts member artists in visual arts, performing arts, literary disciplines. Feb. 11-March 13. Opening reception, Sunday, 4-6 p.m. Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 760-0686.

"Perspectives: Artists of Chinese Descent and New York." Through March 22. Opening reception Feb. 7, 5-8 p.m. Gallery talk, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. 997-3770.

"The 50th Anniversary of Jet Magazine." Through Feb. 28. Queensborough Community College, Kurt R. Schmeller Library, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 631-6227.

Art Students' Exhibition features work by adult students. Through March 1. National Art League, 44-21 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston. 428-1859.

"Swimmers, Bikers, Dancers and Other Odd Folks" features photoworks by artist Isadore Seltzer. Through March 3. The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

"The Bicycle Takes Off: From Boneshaker to Boom." 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 3. The New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park. 699-0005.

Artist Paul Anthony, finalist in 19th annual Individual Artists Showcase, shows his work. Through March 6. Queens Borough Public Library Kew Gardens Hills Branch, 72-33 Vleigh Place. 990-0700.

"The Day We Changed" features work created since Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Through March 9. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. 520-9842.

"The Teheran Children" tells story of 900 Jewish children who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe. Through June 30. Queensborough Community College, library basement,

room 30, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. 281-5770.

"Trolleys of the North Shore." Daily, except Sunday. Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten. 352-1548.

"Castle - 6,500 years of Bayside History." Daily, except Sunday. Bayside Historical Society, Fort Totten. 352-1548.

"My Haitian Diary" by Francois Rides Garcia. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

"Perspective Visions," a photo essay by Philip Howell.

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Forums

Women's Visual Arts Forum sponsored by Women's Studio Center, Inc. Saturday, 1 p.m. Wills Art Deco Building, Suite 216, 43-01 21st St., Long Island City. 361-5649 or e-mail WSC586@aol.com.

Women Writers Forum invites artists to share original pieces. Fourth Saturday of month, 2:15 p.m. Sofa Cafe, Astoria. 274-9585.

Writers Forum. Writers asked to being one original work to share. Fourth Saturday of month, 1 p.m. Palladium, Astoria. 274-9585.

Performances

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performs with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Friday, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

Kung fu dancers The Shaolin Warriors perform martial arts with balletic grace. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

"Heartbeats: A Black American Community Drum Circle" features West African music by Ethos Percussion Group. Feb. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Oak Ridge, Forest Park, Woodhaven. 647-3377.

London City Opera performs Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow." Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale, L.I. 516-299-3100.

Poetry

Open Mic. Friday, 8-11 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Inc., 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Poppenhusen Poets Platform. Open mic for poems, prose, Haiku, limericks, lyrics. Second Sunday of month,

7 p.m. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point. 358-0067.

Open Mic Night for poets, musicians, singers, actors,

playwrights, comedians. First Thursday of month, 7-9 p.m. Starbucks, 41-02 Main St., Flushing. 424-6494.

Theater

"The Nerd" by Larry Shue. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 8-16, 8 p.m. Archbishop Molloy High School, 85-53 Manton St., Briarwood. 707-7675.

"Brother Joombo's Magic History Soup" by Carl Clay celebrates Black History Month. Feb. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Black Spectrum Theatre Co., 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica. 723-1800.

Parkside Players present "Second Bananas," a comedy by Alan D. Perkins. Weekends, Feb. 16-March 2. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Grace Lutheran Church, 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills. 497-4922.

Workshops

High School TheatreFest. Drama students invited for day of workshops and scenic competition. Friday. Queensborough Community College, Shadowbox Theater, 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside. Reservations required. 631-6284.

The Acting Workshop of Queens. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. Forest Hills Adult Center at Forest Hills High School,

67-01 110th St. 263-8066.

Urban Poets & Writers workshop, "Steps to Publishing: From Concept to Distribution," with Literary Coordinator Big Brother Wayne. Saturdays, Feb. 2- 23, 4-6 p.m. The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 523-3312.

Updated 7:02 pm, October 10, 2011
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